Drive-In Cinema Totals Announced!

Posted: Thursday 15th October 2020 - 5:00 PM


October 3rd saw a special outdoor screening of  the classic rom com ‘Pretty Woman’ in the grounds of Motorpoint's branch near Xscape Yorkshire and J32 Outlet Centre earlier this month. It also hosted the town’s first-ever Drive In Bingo prior to the movie with a host of prizes up for grabs for the winners including a special sweet-filled hamper donated by Haribo!

Despite the weather, the socially distanced event, which attracted over 250 people on the night, helped to raise £1,875 to support the work of the Castleford Tigers Foundation and The Prince of Wales Hospice in the community.

Richard Start, General Manager of Motorpoint Castleford, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people having a wonderful socially distanced time at Motorpoint, inspite of the rain, watching ‘Pretty Woman’. It’s been a really tough year for charities in terms of fundraising, with so many events having been cancelled, so it’s been very humbling to have been able to help out by raising money to support the fantastic work done by the Castleford Tigers Foundation and The Prince of Wales across West Yorkshire.”

Mat Lancaster, Head of Operations at the Castleford Tigers Foundation, added:  “I really can’t thank Motorpoint enough for hosting the Drive In Cinema. It was a huge undertaking, given the current COVID-19 regulations, but the response from film goers was absolutely brilliant and the money it generated will be very beneficial.”

Jill Kirkham, Fundraising Manager at The Prince of Wales Hospice, said: “Everyone at the hospice would like to thank the team at Motorpoint Castleford for their continued support. The money raised will help us to be there when it matters for people across the whole of the Five Towns.”

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